Excess or unwanted body hair can be unsightly and even embarrassing. Dr. Martin offers fast, gentle, FDA approved permanent hair removal for any part of the body. Our state-of-the-art light technology works on all skin types, including pigmented and tanned skin. And today, even unwanted blonde body hair, once considered untreatable by laser or light therapies, can be removed.
We use the Palomar Icon system. This IPL device has a super-cooled handpiece which makes the procedure much more comfortable than other systems. The handpiece delivers a pulse of intense light which is absorbed by the pigment of the hair follicle. This heats up the pigment, and destroys the bulb so that the hair follicle dies. Our hair grows in phases, and only actively growing hair is able to absorb the energy. The hair in a resting state is not affected. Because of this, multiple treatments, usually 5-8, are necessary to eliminate the hair. Hair on any part of the body can be treated. Laser hair removal works most effectively for dark hair on light skin, but with the Palomar system, even darker skin types can be safely treated.